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Thought For the Day: When Even One American – Who Has Done Nothing Wrong – Is Forced By Fear To Shut His Mind and Close His Mouth, Then All Americans Are In Peril

“When even one American — who has done nothing wrong — is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth, then all Americans are in peril.” – Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)      

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Checking My To-Dos

A little something that was kind of fun to come up with on my guitar: Checking My To-Dos by Michael Doyle Checking my to-dos Off of my list Brushing by your lips That needed kissed Baby, don’t you cry We’re … Continue reading

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Hello Echo

Some mysteries are better left under lock and key. Hello Echo by Michael Doyle Deeper than an echo In a wishing well Hidden in the shadow Shivering to its last detail You have to listen To the whispers calling Can … Continue reading

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An Easter Of Empty Churches

What an odd sort of Easter wasn’t it?  But perhaps a lesson to be learned… An Easter of Empty Churches by Michael Doyle April of 2019, Notre-Dame was burning And in this, we were surprised and learning That there would … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss With No Excuse

Two weeks in aka Day 14 of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020 and the challenge prompt today is: “to think about your own inspirations and forebears (whether literary or otherwise). Specifically, I challenge you today to write a poem that deals with the … Continue reading

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First Principles: In the Struggle For Liberty, Be Willing To Know the Whole Truth; To know the Worst and To Provide For It

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth – and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: I Shut My Eyes In Order To See.

“I shut my eyes in order to see.” – Paul Gauguin    

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First Principles: We Are Apt To Close Our Eyes Against Painful Truth That Is Capable of Transforming Us Into Beasts

“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts.” – Patrick Henry (1775)    

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First Principles: Humanity Naturally Indulges False Hope While Shutting Our Eyes to Painful Truth

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.” – Patrick Henry, … Continue reading

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Rough Road

Sometimes it’s  a rough patch.  Sometimes it’s a life sentence.  All times, it’s up to the person walking it to push on through.  Sometimes that shapes you into your least intentions… Rough Road by Michael Romani It was a late … Continue reading

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